What Happened in September 1901

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Construction begins on NY Stock Exchange

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Sep 2 Theodore Roosevelt advises "Speak softly & carry a big stick"

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Sep 3 Boer General Smuts enters Kiba Drift in Cape Colony
  • Sep 5 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues forms

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Sep 6 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • Sep 7 Peace of Peking - Ends Boxer Rebellion in China
  • Sep 12 Arabs attack Gedara Palestine
  • Sep 14 Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the youngest man to serve as US President, after William McKinley finally dies after an anarchist shoots him in Buffalo
  • Sep 16 Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.

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Sep 16 French painter Paul Gauguin settles in Atuona in the Marquesas Islands

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • Sep 17 Battle of Blood River Port: Boer Gen Botha beats Major Gough's cavalry
  • Sep 17 Battle at Elands River Port: Boer Gen Smuts destroys unit 17th Lancers
  • Sep 19 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
  • Sep 26 Boer General Botha fails to capture Fort Itala in Natal
  • Sep 26 Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • Sep 28 Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)
  • Sep 2 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • Sep 3 Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor
  • Sep 4 Paul Osborn, playwright (Mornings at 7)

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Sep 4 William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1985)

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • Sep 5 Florence Elridge, American actress (Long Days Journey into the Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • Sep 5 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)
  • Sep 6 John Erik Jonsson, American businessman and Mayor of Dallas, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Sep 8 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66) who was assassinated in 1966, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Sep 12 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1975)
  • Sep 12 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Sep 15 Sir Donald Bailey, British engineer (d. 1985)
  • Sep 16 Andree Joly Bunet, French pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • Sep 16 CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)
  • Sep 17 Francis Chichester, Barnstaple, Devon, English aviator and sailor (Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
  • Sep 18 Harold Clurman, producer/director (Deadline at Dawn)
  • Sep 19 Joseph Pasternak, film producer (Anchors Aweigh, Date With Judy)
  • Sep 20 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer
  • Sep 22 Allan "Rocky" Lane, Mishawaka Ind, actor (voice of Mr Ed, Red Ryder)
  • Sep 22 Charles Huggins, American-Canadian physician and cancer researcher (1966 Nobel Prize), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin (d. 1932)
  • Sep 23 Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, born in Antwerp (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Jaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984)
  • Sep 25 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • Sep 26 Donald Cook, actor (Too Young To Go Steady), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Sep 26 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • Sep 28 Friedrichs, mathematician
  • Sep 28 Lily Bouwmeester, Dutch actress and comedienne (Pygmalion), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Sep 28 William Samuel Paley, American president and CEO of CBS (1928-90), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Sep 28 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show), born in New York City

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Sep 29 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1954)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • Sep 29 Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher and activist (d. 1981)
  • Sep 30 Philip Dorn, Dutch actor (Enemy Agent, I Remember Mama), born in Scheveningen, Netherlands (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
  • Sep 9 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
  • Sep 9 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, minister of Cologne dies

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Sep 14 Pres William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • Sep 25 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)